Geragosian Bio

John C. Geragosian
State Auditor

John C. Geragosian has served as one of the State of Connecticut’s two state auditors since January of 2011.

During his tenure, the Auditors of Public Accounts (APA) converted to a paperless auditing system and developed a comprehensive intranet platform to assist and inform APA employees. Geragosian changed the office’s peer review to the comprehensive National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT) program. He worked to create expand the office’s Performance Audit Unit. He also continues to enhance the office’s use of technology to conduct audits and oversight of state information technology systems.

Geragosian partnered with Connecticut’s other state auditors (Robert Ward, Robert Kane, and Clark Chapin) to increase the office’s interaction with the Connecticut General Assembly to assist legislators as they enact public policy. In 2018, the legislature passed a law based on three audits that changed the system of special education contracting, oversight, and payments to private providers that contract with municipalities and the state. In 2020, the office released an audit of the Department of Social Services (DSS) and its non-emergency transportation vendor (Veyo). The audit report contained 59 recommendations to improve the program and ensure the state received its contracted services. As a result of the audit, DSS and Veyo renegotiated their agreement and changed policies and procedures to address nearly all the audit’s recommendations.

In 2023, Geragosian was elected Secretary of the NASACT Executive Committee. He also received the NASACT President’s Award at the 2023 NASACT Annual Conference. The award recognized Geragosian for his efforts as NSAA President and his role in the association’s efforts to improve cooperation with federal agencies and officials as state auditors took on additional work overseeing pandemic and other federal funds.

Geragosian currently serves on the NASACT Governance, Personnel, Strategic Planning, and Training & Professional Development committees. He also serves on the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) Executive (Immediate Past President), Annual Meeting Program, Emerging Leaders Conference Program, Human Resources, and Nominating committees.

In 2018, Geragosian was appointed by his peers to the NSAA Executive Committee. Geragosian served as NSAA President from June of 2022 until June of 2023. As president, he served as one of the state auditor representatives on the NASACT Executive Committee, chairing the NASACT Constitution & Bylaws Committee.

Prior to his appointment as state auditor, John served in the Connecticut House of Representatives for 16 years. Elected in November of 1994, he represented the 25th Assembly District in New Britain and Newington. John served as the co-chair of the Appropriations Committee.

Prior to serving in the legislature, Geragosian served in local government. He was an Alderman in the City of New Britain from 1989 to 1993.

He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Political Science.

Geragosian is a lifelong resident of New Britain, where he lives with his wife, Audrey, and daughter Molly.